Relocating baseboard heater (forced hot water)

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by tbeau, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. tbeau

    tbeau New Member

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    I need to relocate my forced hot water baseboard heater to another area of my living room. The area is fairly close by, just need enough space to put in a sliding glass door. How difficult is this for a do it yourself project and what are some of the steps/items etc. that I need in order to do this successfully?
  2. jdkimes

    jdkimes Engineer

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    Not familiar w/ that but doesn't seem like it's anymore difficult than other plumbing projects. Turn off the hot water, drain, add pipe length, done.
    Anybody know?
  3. plumguy

    plumguy New Member

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    "doesn't seem like it's anymore difficult than other plumbing projects". Now that is what scares me more than anything else, and you have hundred plus posts :confused: Are you out here as opposed to the electrical sites because of plumbing's simplicity?? :rolleyes:
  4. toolaholic

    toolaholic General Contractor Carpenter

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    tbabu

    boilers, circ. pumps, and controls are expensive hardware. even if you got lucky you may end up with air in system. not really a diy project
  5. jdkimes

    jdkimes Engineer

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    Found a that might help you decide whether to DIY or get a plumber
    Click here Hydronic
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  6. PEW

    PEW DIY Senior Member

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    Keep in mind it is currently along an outside wall because it is your cold wall. About to be even colder with a door installed. You may want to consider a way to keep the heat close to the door.

    Paul
  7. Cal

    Cal New Member

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    Plumguy, I'm with you ! Anyone giving advice that easy about baseboard heat had better give up the ghost !

    Fella,if you've never had the true "JOY" that is dealing with an old hot water heat system and moving baseboard,,,,,,,,,,,CALL A PLUMBER !!
    Cal
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